Don’t Miss Thursdays with CLA: June 18th at 12/Noon

Tune in to “Thursdays with CLA” on Thursday, June 18 at Noon at http://clareimagine.com/!

Join CLA President with special guest California State Librarian Greg Lucas in a no-holds barred conversation on how things are going with our State Librarian.

Robert will be asking Greg what he feels his proudest accomplishments are after one year on the job, some of his unexpected/unforeseen challenges, his vision for libraries in California moving forward, what he *really* thinks about library school, and most important, what song he will be performing at the CLA conference in November (in connection with our Million Reader Challenge.) Plus you will have the opportunity to tweet your questions to Greg @ #CLAReimagine. This one should get interesting…

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And in case you missed them, previous Thursdays with CLA editions are worth watching:

Enjoy!

Don’t Miss Thursdays with CLA! Special Guest Justin Hoenke on 5/14 at 12/Noon

Is reference dead? Is it something that we still do but now has a new name? Join CLA President Robert Karatsu in a conversation with Justin Hoenke, a co-author of the recent ALA publication Reinventing Reference: How Libraries Delivery Value in the Age of Google as they discuss what reference looks like in today’s public library. Prior to his conversation with Justin, Robert will talk a little about the Reference Service Press Fellowship, a scholarship that thanks to Dr. Gail Schlachter and the Reference Service Press has been awarded annually by CLA since 1993

Go to http://clareimagine.com/ on Thursday, the 14th at 12/Noon.

And in case you missed them, previous Thursdays with CLA editions are worth watching:

Enjoy!

Don’t Miss Thursdays with CLA: March 12th at 12/Noon

Join CLA President Robert Karatsu in a conversation with the iconic director of the San Diego County Library system Jose Aponte as they discuss “What is Leadership?” Both Jose and Robert have led highly successful organizations (San Diego County Library won Library Journal’s 2012 “Library of the Year” and in 2013, while Robert was the director of the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, they won the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service) but two more seemingly different people you will not meet. Listen in to hear what they have in common, and how they define that most elusive term “leadership”. And as an added bonus, Robert will also be asking as many library directors as possible who are meeting at the upcoming Public Library Director’s Forum to give a *one* sentence definition of “leadership”. Hear what they all have to say at this “Thursday with CLA”!

Go to http://clareimagine.com/ on Thursday, the 12th at 12/Noon.

And in case you missed them, previous Thursdays with CLA editions are worth watching:

Enjoy!

Don’t Miss Thursdays with CLA: February 19th at 12/Noon

Join CLA President Robert Karatsu as he first gives an overview of the 2015 CLA “Spring Fling” programs. The “Spring Flings” are continuing education programs sponsored (and produced) by CLA’s different interest groups. This year, the Technical Services, Management, Youth Services, Technology, Collection Development and Student Interest Groups are all going to do at least one program. Find out more when you tune in! Also, Robert will give an update on the Weed Community Library and talk to the people who organized the crowdfunding campaign that successfully reached its financial goal. (Robert is of the opinion that crowdfunding really is the future of public fundraising so if you are not familiar with how it works, or how to set up a campaign, tune in to learn more!).

Go to http://clareimagine.com/ on Thursday, the 19th at 12/Noon.

And in case you missed them, previous Thursdays with CLA editions are worth watching:

Enjoy!

CLA 2011: the conference that was

The California Library Association’s 2011 annual conference is now a thing of the past. From Infopeople’s perspective it was a good conference: a fair number of people came by the booth and a good number of those took part in our scavenger hunt (special thanks to Heather Teysko of Califa for gathering all of the great vendor prizes — and for those of you who weren’t there to pick up your prizes, they will be in the mail shortly). Infopeople won an award as Vendor of the Year, which was cool. The two Master Speakers, Nancy Duarte and David Hutchen, were superb and thought-provoking. Battledecks was, well, Battledecks!! and last year’s champion Lori Ayre was unseated by school librarian Glenn Warren (video of the fun is here!). The Eureka reception gave four years of Eurekans (!) a chance to gather and connect.

Pics are here (and more are coming). Thanks to everyone who stopped by and helped make CLA 2011 a year to remember!